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Lion King Inspired Painted Rocks

Love Disney movies as much as we do? If so, you’ll enjoy this fun and colorful rock painting idea that was inspired by the movie Lion King.

Lion king inspired painted rocks.

Lion King Painted Rocks

Rock painting has always been a favorite craft of mine. There is something so relaxing about painting on rocks that I don’t find with painting on other surfaces. It’s an inexpensive craft, really and if it doesn’t turn out as I imagined, I simply wait for the paint to dry and paint over it again. But truthfully, it’s not about perfection, it’s about enjoying the process of creating something from nothing.

It was also a fun challenge to come up with a design inspired by a movie, in this case Lion King. Although inspiration can come from anywhere. Take these painted shark rocks as an example. As soon as I saw the triangular shaped rocks on the beach, I envisioned a shark and then when I saw these smaller rocks, I pictured sweet little painted rock strawberries. You can check out our library of rock painting ideas for more inspiration and fun ideas.

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How to Make these Lion King Inspired Painted Rocks:

A few tips before you get started:

  • Protect work surface with sheet of newspaper.
  • Wash the stone and let it dry completely before painting.
  • Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color. Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage.

For the Lion

Paint the surface of the rock in orange sherbet and then paint one half of the rock in coastal waters defining the space with a wavy line.

Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a lion’s face and ears in the center using canary.

Painting an outline of a lion face.

Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a small triangular nose, mouth and the lion’s mane using black tie.

Adding a face and mane with black paint.

Continue using black tie to finish the lion’s mane and to add two dots for the eyes.

Painting a mane and eyes for the lion.

For the Tribal Pattern

Paint the surface of the rock in orange sherbet. And then using a fine tip paint brush, dip the brush in coastal waters and paint a diagonal stripe on one end.

Paint a second stripe on the other end in coastal waters. 

Adding a second blue line to the orange painted rock.

Dip the brush in canary and paint a thicker diagonal line between to two other lines and a thinner canary line on the far end of the rock. Using the opposite end of the paint brush, dip it in canary and add small dots to the other far end of the rock.

Adding yellow lines and dots to the painted rock.

Using a fine tip paintbrush, apply small triangle shapes in a line between the canary and coastal waters lines.

Add some small dots in lipstick red. 

Using a fine tip paint brush, paint some short dashes in an alternating pattern through the center of the painted rock.

Add some additional thin lines in black tie.

Add smaller dots in canary over top of the existing lipstick red dots as well as extra dots next to the other lipstick red dots on the one end.

Painting more dots of the other painted dots.

For the Tree

Paint the surface of the rock in canary and then paint one third of the rock in coastal waters defining the space with a wavy line.

Nxt, paint the other one third of the rock in orange sherbet defining the space with an even wavy line.

Painting an orange wavy line at the bottom of the rock.

Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a silhouette of a tree in black tie and then add the base of the tree and additional branches. 

Painting the branches and tree.

And that’s it! The painted rocks are complete. Use them to decorate your house or place them outside in the garden. The multi-surface satin paint is very durable and weather resistant. I keep mine outside in the garden all year round and even a Canadian winter can’t chip the paint.

Lion king inspired painted rocks.

Can you think of any movies that would inspire you to do a rock painting craft?

This project originally appeared on DecoArts project gallery.

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Lion King Inspired Painted Rocks

Jane and Sonja
Inspired by the movie Lion King, we designed these fun and colorful painted rocks.
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Materials
  

  • Rocks medium sized
  • Acrylic paint brushes assorted sizes and tips
  • Decoart Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint in Canary, Black tie, Lipstick , Coastal Waters, Orange Sherbet

Instructions
 

For Rock 1: lion

  • Paint the surface of the rock in orange sherbet.
  • Paint one half of the rock in coastal waters defining the space with a wavy line.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a lion’s face and ears in the center using canary.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a small triangular nose, mouth and the lion’s mane using black tie.
  • Continue using black tie to finish the lion’s mane and to add two dots for the eyes.

For Rock 2: tribal pattern

  • Paint the surface of the rock in orange sherbet.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush, dip the brush in coastal waters and paint a diagonal stripe on one end.
  • Paint a second stripe on the other end in coastal waters.
  • Dip the brush in canary and paint a thicker diagonal line between to two other lines and a thinner canary line on the far end of the rock. Using the opposite end of the paint brush, dip it in canary and add small dots to the other far end of the rock.
  • Using a fine tip paintbrush, apply small triangle shapes in a line between the canary and coastal waters lines.
  • Add some small dots in lipstick red.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush, paint some short dashes in an alternating pattern through the center of the painted rock.
  • Add some additional thin lines in black tie.
  • Add smaller dots in canary over top of the existing lipstick red dots as well as extra dots next to the other lipstick red dots on the one end.

For Rock 3: the tree

  • Paint the surface of the rock in canary.
  • Paint one third of the rock in coastal waters defining the space with a wavy line.
  • Paint the other one third of the rock in orange sherbet defining the space with an even wavy line.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a silhouette of a tree in black tie.
  • Add the base of the tree and additional branches.
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